The Luxury, Design and Craftsmanship Summit 2018 is just around the corner and we’re here to tell you all about the arts and crafts ultimate experience that make this event so unique. On both the 20th and 21st of June showcases will occur, displaying the core of craftsmanship nowadays. An all time experience of the best out there you won’t want to miss!
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Artisans who create the finest pieces of fashion, furniture and jewelry will all be there to present there work, this is the perfect occasion for you to get in touch with the best of Portuguese craftsmen and the arts of the past. From leaf gilding, filigree, hand-painted tiles, tapestry and embroidery, there are no boundaries for this experience.
Leaf gilding, used by the Covet Group’s brands in several top-selling pieces, is a decorative techniquethat consists in applying gold leaf to solid surfaces such as wood, stone or metal. It’s a very complex technique with amazing results. The golden tone provided is dazzling and gives a whole different dimension to the furniture. Get to more about it in the summit.
Gondomar, in Oporto, the city where the event is taking place holds a very special bond to the technique of Filigree, since it is known as the Filigree Capital of Europe, so of course this will be one of the highlights of the event. Consisting of a very delicate metalwork that simulates lace, it is an antique jewelry art form.
Hand-painted tiles, a portuguese heritage that remains as one of the most traditional arts recognized all over the country. A lot of precision and delicacy are at the core foundations of this art domain. The ‘azulejo’, as it is known in portuguese, can be found in some of Boca do Lobo’s most famous pieces, such as the Heritage sideboard (picture above). Clearly, this art remains alive today due to the love we remain having for it.
Tapestry of course, won’t be left out, still a big part of portuguese traditional arts, the Arraiolos rugs, inspired by the Persians, are known worldwide. Originated in the small town of Arraiolos, in Alentejo, the amazing patterns of embroidered wool will make you fall in love with the best that portuguese tradition has to offer. Enough reasons for you to go? On the 20th and 21st of June, the Pavilhão Multiusos de Gondomar is the place for you to be!